HE-BCI is a key source of data and information about universities’ “third stream” activities, outside of research and teaching. The data collection covers institutional strategy, business and community services, engagement with society, intellectual property, spin-off businesses, and regeneration and development. HE-BCI data is a building block of the current KEF model.
Knowledge exchange and engagement activities have grown in scale and significance since the HE-BCI data collection was last reviewed. At the same time UK and regional industrial strategies emphasise the importance of research, innovation and development. The review will seek to identify the data needs of statutory, HE sector, business and community users, and explore the best ways of meeting those needs.
The review was confirmed at the PraxisAuril annual conference, where delegates had an opportunity to join a conference session with HESA representatives and explore aspects of the HE-BCI data set. The review will take place over the next academic year with a range of consultation phases using working groups and stakeholder discussions. Slides are available for members to download from the PraxisAuril website.
Details of the review timetable are available on the HESA website.